This training is available through a countywide program. A special
trailer, which has been fitted to withstand heat, is used to simulate
the effects of a flashover. During the training, firefighters crawl into
the trailer, set a fire, and then watch for the signs of a flashover.
The purpose of this training is to educate firefighters on how to
recognize the signs of a flashover before the event occurs.
Defining a Flashover
flashover, the entire room will heat up to a certain degree and ignite
the entire room simultaneously. One may call it an explosion of fire.
Because flashovers kill many firefighters, it is crucial that
firefighters go through this training.